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My monitor doest open..

I tried to troubleshoot my computer setting but after i clicked ok, the monitor is dead even if i unplug and put back the cord. what should i do?? please help. please send me answer at ashanova143@yahoo.com... thanks a lot..

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start your computer, upon start up hit F8 to get into the safe mode options. select start in safe mode. went into control panel, and do a system restore to a date from last month. Once that happen, the comp restarts itself and lo and behold everything was back to normal.

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Buy a new monitor.

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Won't go into sleep mode


Which operating system ?


Sleep mode on a Windows 7 PC saves power without you having to turn your computer off and without losing any work.


This option cuts the power to your monitor, powers down the hard drive and pauses all functions until you awaken the computer from hibernation.


Whether you have a laptop, desktop or workstation, putting your computer into sleep mode will lower your electric bill and save money!


Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner of your desktop. In the lower right corner of the Start menu, next to the "Shut Down" button, is a button labeled with a small, right-pointing arrow. Mouse over the arrow.


The Shut Down menu appears.

Point at "Sleep" and click on this option.

Your Windows 7 computer goes into sleep mode.


Wake your computer from sleep mode by jiggling the mouse.

There may be a delay of a few seconds before your hardware powers on.


All of your open programs are still open and your work is intact, just as you left it before the computer entered sleep mode.


Configure your Windows 7 PC to go into sleep mode automatically when it is not used for a certain amount of time.


Click "Start" and select "Control Panel." Click "System and Security."

Click "Power Options."

A menu opens.


Click on "Choose when the computer sleeps" and select the number of minutes of inactivity. You can also set a separate time interval to put your monitor into sleep mode.


If you set both to 10 minutes, then your PC and monitor will automatically go into sleep mode after 10 minutes of inactivity


Your Computer in sleep mode


First, save all of your work. Information in computer memory is not saved while your computer is on standby.


From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel, then Power Management.


Click Standby Beside When I Push the Power Button.


Push the Power button.


Automatically Putting Your Computer on Standby


Save all work before leaving your computer.


From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel.


Double-click Power Management.


Set the times that you want your system to go on standby, to shut off the monitor and to shut off the hard disks.


Click OK. Your computer will go on standby according to the schedule you have entered.


Putting Your Computer in Hibernation


From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel.


Double-click Power Settings.


Click on the Advanced tab.


At the When I Push the Power Button On My Computer screen, click Hibernate.


Click the Power button.


Hope this helps.




Nov 25, 2012 | Dell Factory Refurbished 4700-HH79N81...

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When i turn on it goes start to pc entering power saving mode


Are you sure it isn't the monitor entering powersave mode?
An unhooked monitor (especially flatscreen DELLs ) will go into powersave mode if it isn't getting a signal but is getting power.

First unplug and then replug your monitor. Both ends of the cord, the end in the back of the monitor (if it comes out at all) and the end that plugs into the computer.(unplug it from the wall first)

Reboot computer.

If that fails...(and you do have a video card)

Unplug everything from the computer, open the box, ground yourself by touching the metal frame of the computer case and reseat your video card....you may have to undo one screw to get it out.
DON'T drop the screw into the case!

Put it all back together and try again.

If that all fails Boot Windows (windows right?) into safe mode and change the power settings for the monitor...perhaps something got changed or broken by an update.

If that fails....

Get Linux.

TickMagnet

Aug 17, 2011 | Gateway 505GR PC Desktop

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When turning on my emachine desktop the monitor states no signal someone suggested that I need a fuse, Where would that fuse be located?


hello if the monitor wanted a fuse .. then it wont turn on.. which means its getting power !!!
you problem is the pc ,or monitor cable fell out at the back of pc, or you may have a defective memory stick ,that if the pc is getting power and you are seeing light on the pc.. if the pc is dead nothing lighting.. no beeps, not even the optical not opening then you have a power supply problem,
if u had a surge be it went dead try this, unplug system for 5 mins, the plug it back in, try powering on.. if still nothing , most likely , memory,video card or power supply is defective, but i think. its your memory if getting power

Jan 22, 2011 | E-Machines T6528 PC Desktop

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Fix my computer from black screen for free


Here is the solution for your answer.Please follow the below steps to fix your problem.

1. Check for loose electrical and VGA cables. Remove the electric cord from the back of the monitor, then put it back in place. Remove the VGA cable from the computer and monitor and put it back in place. Make sure the connection is tight. If you're using a cable extender, remove it.

2. Plug the monitor's electric cord into a different outlet. If you're using a UPS or surge protector, plug it directly into a wall outlet.

3. Attach the monitor to a different computer. If the monitor still doesn't work, replace the monitor's cable. Make sure the cable is less than 5 feet long. If it still doesn't work, the monitor will need to be replaced or repaired. If it works with no problem on the other computer, troubleshoot your video card.

4. Unplug your computer from the monitor and power outlet. Remove the cover. Pull the video card out of the slot on the system board. Push it back into place. Be sure the connection is secure.

5. Put the CD that came with your video card into your computer's CD-ROM drive. Follow the directions to reinstall the video card drivers. Download a new version of the drivers from the manufacturer's website if necessary.

6. Right-click a blank area of your Desktop. Choose "Properties" from the display menu. Click the "Settings" tab. Try different screen resolutions to resolve the problem.

7. Determine whether the problem is caused by electrical interference. Electrical interference will make the monitor appear jumpy or wavy. Move any speakers, radios, fans or other items that can cause electrical interference away from the monitor.

Hope the above information will be helpful to you.
Thanks for using Fixya.

Nov 18, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I went on vacation and turned off my computer (the


mcdevito75 here, Your Monitor could be bad, (blown out) a monitor is just like a lite bulb. start your computer verify fan is on, verify monitor is on with on off switch on monitor, press shift key on keyboard maybe your computer is on stand by or hybirnation, also click the mouse at the screen left click and right click to bring picture to screen, if picture on monitor ok, if not press AUTO on the monitor, this brings back factory settings to your monitor. If all this fails, bring your monitor to a Radio Shack, Staples etc. for testing.

Jul 21, 2010 | HP Pavilion a1210n (ED895AA) PC Desktop

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To joecoolvette reguarding 2005 compaq presario SR1000 and Dell LCD TFT monitor. The dell monitor was part of my mothers comp and I wasnt given a CD with it. Im sure she dont have it now. As far as the...


jason,
When a device is installed, Windows 'Breaks it's neck', to find a compatible driver, (Or drivers)

If THE driver is not present, then Windows will match up one of it's thousands, of generic drivers it has on hand.

Then if THE driver is installed, there is a driver conflict.

{Crude illustration}
Windows: 'Which drivers do I use? These or THESE?'

Let's try this;

{Based on Windows XP operating system}
1) Left-click on,
Start>
Control Panel>
Add/Remove Programs

When Add/Programs populates REMOVE the graphics cards software.
ALL of it. Anything you see associated with that graphics card.

Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.
(If you are asked in Add/Remove Programs, if you wish to restart your computer - NO)

Shut your computer down normally.
(Start>Turn Off Computer>Shut Down)

Unplug your computer from power. Open the computer case, TOUCH the metal frame to relieve your body of Static electricity.
(Static will fry out your computer hardware components)

Remove the graphics card.

Press the Power On button in, and hold it in for a count of Five seconds. (And I mean Five. Count - 1001..1002..1003..1004..1005)

Let go of the Power On button.
Do this same procedure Two more times. (Imperative!)

What you are doing is clearing CMOS Error Codes, and resetting your BIOS Setup back to the factory default settings.

Now plug your monitor into the VGA port on the motherboard.
Plug your computer back into power.
WAIT 1 minute.
Turn your computer on.

When Windows has loaded all the way, put the CD disk for your graphics card in your optical drive tray. Load the software.

When you are finished, close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.
Shut your computer down normally.

Unplug your computer from power. TOUCH the metal frame. Install your graphics card.
Plug your monitor into the graphics card.
Close your computer case.

Plug your computer into power. WAIT 1 minute.
Turn your computer on.

If the resolution isn't correct:

Right-click anywhere on an empty spot of your desktop screen.
In the drop down menu, Left-click on Properties.
Now left-click on the Settings tab, all the way to the right.

Look down at where it states - Screen resolution, in blue.
(Halfway down the Display Properties window)

Is the pixel resolution what it should be?
If not, Left-click on the slider.

Hold your left mouse button down, and slide the slider, to where the resolution settings are correct for your Dell LCD monitor.
(To the left is Less. To the right is More)

Now go down to the right, and click on Apply.
Then go over to the left, and click on OK.

Don't know what the native resolution, for that Dell LCD Thin Film Transistor monitor should be?

Look it up on the internet using the Model Number, or give me the Model Number, and I'll look it up for you.

Jan 29, 2010 | Compaq Presario SR1000T (568657) PC...

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Computer power would not shut off, unplugged computer, now when you plug in computer, power comes on, but there is "no signal" displayed on monitor.


Hopefully, unplugging the computer forcefully didn't damage any of the components.

There are a couple things you could try. First thing, unplug your computer, open it up, and try to:

  1. Remove each of the RAM modules from the motherboard and put them back in.
  2. Check to see if any expansion cards are connected, try removing and re-inserting them as well.
  3. Unplug the power supply (Big box in the top corner, usually) from the motherboard. Unplug all the cables and plug them back.

Aug 07, 2009 | eMachines D3315 PC Desktop

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I have a cisnet computer as of yesterday it would not turn on. i have unplug it for a whole day and turned it on, but did not get any results. thank you!


It is possible that your power supply is not working anymore - that happens sometimes. This is how I would test it:

  1. Unplug the power cable
  2. Open the computer housing (look into your manual how to do that.)
  3. Plug the power chord back in.
  4. Do not touch anything inside of the computer!
  5. If you press the power button, the fan of your power supply should start spinning. If it doesn't, then the power supply is dead.
  6. If your power supply is ok, then the cause is somewhere else (motherboard, harddrive.) Try to listen if the harddrive is spinning (good) or making clicking noises (bad).
  7. Unplug the power and replace the cover.

Let me know what you found out. If the power supply is dead, you have to replace it. It is not worth it trying to repair it.
I'm happy to help.

Aug 05, 2009 | PC Desktops

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MY COMPUTER DOESN'T EVEN START, BUT THE LIGHT THAT TURNS ON WHEN THE COMPUTER IS ON IS ON...EVEN THOUGH IT IS OFF


hmm

try 1.) unplugging the sytem
2.) open the side panel
3.) remove the battery on the main board
4.) press the power button for 5 seconds then release
5.) put the battery back in
6.) put the side panel back on
7.) plug in the system
8.) turn it on
9.) when the screen loads enter the setup menu
10.) load the default settings
11.) your done

Jul 20, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Acer computer red light


Reasons could be:
1. BIOS battery is dead.
2. RAM chip has loosen up in the slot.

Open the CPU, and look for BIOS cell (it would look like a quarter coin). Try replacing that. Also check for RAM; take it out clean it with a dry cloth, blow the slot with dry air to take out dust particles and place it firmly back into the slot.

Hope this would kick start your PC again.
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Jul 18, 2008 | PC Desktops

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